An Inclusive and Safe Vale
We want an inclusive and safe Vale
We will work with our partners to:
Reduce poverty and social exclusion
Provide decent homes and safe communities
As part of the Creative Rural Communities rural regeneration initiative we are working with communities to develop innovative projects that will create long term social and economic benefits. We will continue to deliver a range of projects. This includes the Inspiring the Vale bursary scheme which provides financial and advisory assistance to young people looking to implement their ideas for businesses or community enterprises.
Funding from the Welsh Government Tackling Poverty Fund is assisting the Council and partners to deliver regeneration projects in Barry. The following projects are being supported by public, private and third sector investment:
Further details regarding these projects can be found on the Welsh Government website.
The Council is also commissioning new properties to increase the amount of social housing in the Vale to help meet local needs. The Council will be building the first new Council owned housing in the county for 17 years and £3 million has been budgeted for the building of new homes in 2016/17. Plans for the new homes, to be built on land near to Holm View and Francis Road in Barry, are currently being finalised and it is expected that applications for planning permissions will be submitted in the coming weeks. If planning permission is granted construction work at Francis Road could start on site as soon as September 2016.
This is in addition to the extensive work to Council homes which is taking place as part of the Welsh Housing Quality Standard and is improving the standard of homes across the Vale.